7829 FM 205 8 Miles from Glen Rose, Texas 254.823.6574
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Hargrave's Solavaca Mountain Bike Adventure - A Texas Mountain Bike Trail
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Especially during wet weather, check the tweets just on the left side of this page for trail conditions, closings, or other news. Some of you know how to get Twitter to feed to your phone so you can get updates automatically.
The Fossil 50 race returns with a couple of exciting re-makes. The racing will be both days of the weekend of March 7 -8. This year's version will be staged at the beautiful and challenging Dinosaur Valley State Park just 4 miles down the road from the Solavaca. Saturday's 50 mile race will start and end at Dino Valley (as we call it)and will include a lap on the Solavaca Ranch, with connecting road legs in and out, and returning to Dino Valley for the finish. The camping and festivities will be at Dino valley. Get the DETAILS
A reminder. The trail is what we are sharing. Stay on it please. Ride it responsibly, respecting that we have the trail built the way we like it - NEVER alter the trail. If there are dangerous developments on the trail, call me. Never ride muddy trails. In fact, if you are riding here that means that you are a Friend. Help me protect the priviledge for you and others by speaking out if you see some bad behavior. Take your trash with you. Leave the "Friends" area clean for the next guy!
Before you come. Check the policies and rules at the following link to see how we do things on the Solavaca Trails. Trail Tips. Here are two YouTube Videos. Pre-Ride Video 2013 and CAT 3 Racer
The new and improved Sign In and Visitor area is open. In the Welcome shed, you sign-in, pay the fees. and can even slip into the changing booth to get in or out of your riding kit. There are some tables and chairs for your use as well.
This Texas mountain bike trail is located in the limestone hills of the Paluxy River watershed. Just down the road is the Dinosaur Valley State Park.
Please keep in mind that the Solavaca is not just a trail but also is the home and private residence of the Hargrave's. Please respect the delicate balance between our hospitality and our privacy. Stay in the areas alloted for your use.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Owned by: Mack and Shari Hargrave 254.823.6574
This trail is located at 7829 FM205, 7 miles from Glen Rose and 4.5 miles from the Dinosaur Valley State Park, in the Paluxy River watershed
Open every day of the week. Closures for any reason will be announced in the "Trail Status Updates" near the top/right of this page (Twitter Feed).
TRAIL USE FEES: Adults $3/day Kids under 12 FREE
Camping is NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT ON EVENT WEEKENDS. Details are available on the event flyer. See USE AND CAMPING
Welcome to my place. It is a nice place to kick back and soak in the good country. Or you could jump on your mountain bike and pump up, down, around and through the rock strewn hills and cedar covered reaches of the Solavaca - a Texas Mountain Bike Trail. The Solavaca is very diverse with enough trail to interest beginners as well as seasoned riders looking for techincal riding and single-track in the XC tradition. In 2008, we hosted our first mountain bike race. From 2010-13, we were a regular stop for the TMBRA XC Spring State Championship Series. In 2013 we also hosted Bryan Fawley's Fossil 50. Who knows what events we might do?
Special thanks to Larry Colvin, long-time President of the FWMBA. I met Larry in October, 2007. He took the time to hear about the trail and then to come ride it. Larry rode the trail twice in the next few months, offering suggestions both on the trail and on the mountain bike scene. Just watching him ride put things in another perspective. He continues to be a great advocate and a steady source of support on many levels.
254.823.6574 or cell 214-773-4614. You are welcome to drop in.
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